'The Bachelor' Juan Pablo Galavis discusses gay remarks

'GMA': 'The Bachelor' Juan Pablo Galavis Discusses Gay Remarks
'GMA': 'The Bachelor' Juan Pablo Galavis Discusses Gay Remarks

'The Bachelor' star Juan Pablo Galavis appeared on 'Good Morning America' Monday, and he discussed the infamous remarks that landed him in hot water.

He drew major criticism last month for comments he made when asked whether there should be a gay or homosexual 'Bachelor.'

Juan Pablo said he thought it would be a bad example, and used the word 'pervert' in his response to reporters. Now, he's explaining his side of the story.

'It was a misuse of a word in English, that I, like I said, people don't understand it,' he said.
'I've been around gay people all my life, I have a cousin who's gay, his sister's a nun, so they've been around my house all my life. To me it was a misunderstanding.'

Juan Pablo told 'GMA' that sometimes he uses the wrong words and has to type them into Google.

TVLine reports that Juan Pablo did receive backlash from the network for his comments. ABC and the show's producers called his remarks quote 'thoughtless' and 'insensitive.'

In closing, Juan Pablo told ABC's George Stephanopoulos that he respects everyone just as they are.

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